COLOR CODE AND DIRECTION: snakes with moldable clay or didò pasta

Presentation: in small groups

Material: A4 paper sheets – moldable dough or Dido pasta

The teacher draws lines of different colours with markers (red-blue-yellow-green) in different directions on a billboard hanging on the wall, which acts as an evidence and a trace. Here are some written examples based on the level of difficulty:

Ogni bambino ha a disposizione pasta modellabile (didò-pongo-pasta sale-pasta mais) dello stesso colore dei pennarelli utilizzati dalla maestra, con la quale deve modellare tanti serpentelli per riprodurre lo stesso codice scritto sul cartellone.

Una volta eseguito correttamente ciò che ha scritto la maestra si potranno invertire i ruoli: il bambino diventa programmatore ed inventa codici che i compagni dovranno ricopiare.

Every child has moldable clay (Dido-pongo-salted dough-corn dough) of the same colour of the markers used by the teacher, with which he/she has to make many little snakes to reproduce/copy the same code written on the billboard.

Once every child has successfully made what the teacher wrote, roles can be inverted: the child becomes programmer and invents codes that his/her mates must copy.